The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
The technologies on the list are not new. Artificial Intelligence. The Internet of Things. Autonomous Vehicles. The Blockchain.
Education Technology Strategies - Day One
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. Or specialized equipment? A: standard equipment isn''t built that way, we build out systems (eg. Using technology to find more (vs.
Two separate systems?
MAY 10, 2016
On the other hand, there is quite a bit of expression for more flexible systems, a more podular approach. social strategy technology
Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
One such discussion took place this past September at the The World Summit on Technological Unemployment in New York. Not according to Autor.
Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”
MARCH 24, 2015
Since these systems are inherently unpredictable, there is no one model that can accurately tell us about the future. where he wrote: .
Education Technology Strategies - Day Two
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
We had a range of stakeholders outside the system, a lot of students involved, but there was a high degree of consensus. That means we can track kids from the time they nter a licensed care system all the way therough to university in Ontario.So we can find how their PSE experiences relate to their elementary and secondary experiences.
The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions
DECEMBER 11, 2013
Why then do so many corporations and institutions seem unable to effectively embrace technological advances that speed up the flow of knowledge?” .
Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
MAY 17, 2016
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C.
Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
APRIL 13, 2012
Design principles are particularly applicable to problems that are socio-technical in nature, that is, they involve people and technology, having to deal both with complex technical, business and societal infrastructures and human behaviors. But the mechanisms to increase robustness will in turn make the system considerably more complex.
A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?
JULY 2, 2014
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strateg
Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation
JANUARY 19, 2012
When technology and market environments go through major changes, as is certainly the case today, previously successful business strategies will no longer work, no matter how much you try to fix them. The book was named one of the best business books on strategy in 2011 by strategy+business magazine.
Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics
DECEMBER 7, 2012
What are some of these limitations? In thinking about this question over the last few years, I started to notice that a number of subtle, non-intuitive concepts that I learned many years ago as a physics student seem to apply to the world of big data and information-based predictions in highly complex systems. Let me explain. .
Learning and Performance Support Systems
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 4, 2013
Although advanced learning technologies are available, the bulk of training continues to be offered in the form of in-person courses.
technology, change, and us
MAY 22, 2015
Another attribute of the most successful strategies is that they are parasitic. call these Friday’s Finds. Wired: Why the Blockchain Matters.
The Big Shift in Business Strategy
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
Business strategy has evolved dramatically over the past four decades in response to the Big Shift that is re-shaping our global business landscape. We’ve recently been exploring some key elements required to escape from the dark side of technology : passion , institutional innovation and movements shaped by narratives. brief history.
Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications
OCTOBER 23, 2013
In the first week of October I participated in a Cognitive Systems Colloquium hosted by IBM at its Thomas J. Watson Research Center.
How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?
APRIL 7, 2015
Software-intensive systems are generally quite flexible, - able to evolve and adapt to changing product and market requirements. Cyberattacks.
Online Systems for Behavior Change
OCTOBER 29, 2012
What do these systems do that leads to behavior change? eLearning Technology. would love to compile a list of other such solutions.
The Science of Complex Systems
JULY 9, 2011
When I look back over my long, relatively eclectic career, complex systems have been a common theme in all the activities I’ve been involved in. It started in the 1960s, when I was an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago majoring in physics, - the study of complex natural systems. Let me explain. Amazing.
Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future
MARCH 13, 2013
The workshop was sponsored by UC Irvine’s Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI).
Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management
MAY 2, 2012
Several participants cited the sharp rise in volume and speed of high-frequency trading over the past decade as an example of a current practice that is potentially increasing volatility and systemic risk in financial markets. Financial systems are an example of such complex engineering systems. it's not true.
A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs.
Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study
MAY 16, 2012
Digital technologies are enabling us to develop systems with huge numbers of interconnected components and sophisticated software that infuses them with seemingly unlimited capabilities. But, we have much to learn on how to best design and operate these systems. Let me discuss a few. .
A Neural, Digital System for the Economy
DECEMBER 9, 2011
Most everyone will agree that the world’s economy is undergoing historical structural changes , mostly caused by the digital technology revolution taking place all around us. In particular, ever since the explosive growth of the Internet in the mid 1990s, we are seeing the emergence of a global, digital economy. What does this mean?
Technology and the Future of Media
AUGUST 18, 2015
Digital technologies are not only giving rise to more distributed and inclusive models, but are also enabling alternative unilateral-like models.
Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
JANUARY 26, 2016
Therefore, the principles that confer robustness in these systems, whether natural or manmade, are directly applicable to business.”.
Strategy and Execution in an Increasingly Complex World
JULY 12, 2012
I recently read a good, short article in strategy+business (s&b) , the management magazine published by the global consulting firm Booz & Company. According to the article, many business leaders think that “strategy doesn’t matter as long as you are producing results. Let me say a few words about each. .
Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World
AUGUST 29, 2016
Governance body - entity that “provides oversight for the system and owns the operating standards and requirements” . What is identity?
Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?
OCTOBER 24, 2016
Rather, AI technologies continue to get better in a continual, incremental way.”. What will life be like in such an AI-based society ?
Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer
JULY 28, 2015
Recominant innovations are all about the creation of new products, markets and industries based on novel combinations of existing technologies. .
The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy
Dawn of Learning
JUNE 13, 2014
When you think about your company''s digital learning content strategy, what''s the first thing that comes to mind? Virtual Classrooms?
The Rise of the Platform Economy
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
The Limits of Strategy
SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
first met Ernie some time in the mid 1980s when I was VP of development in IBM’s large systems division. The RB was looking at the evolution of the mainframe, and I was one of the people they interviewed. In subsequent years, I was invited to come to their meetings and discuss strategies I was working on from time to time.
The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ?
The Smart London Plan
JULY 4, 2016
Urbanization is one of the major forces shaping the 21st century - right up there with the digital technology revolution and globalization.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
This transformation is driven by the continuing advances of technology. The total number of users rose to 100s of millions. .
Disruptive Innovation Revisited
JULY 9, 2014
According to Hagel, you can discern a more fundamental and systemic trend beyond the individual case studies. Today, the largest U.S.
Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets
JANUARY 24, 2011
In fact, because content management is now so ubiquitous in almost all social networking systems (including Microsoft SharePoint), many companies are finding ways to leverage these tools to help aid content development. This is exactly what I discuss in eLearning Strategy. eLearning Technology. They have an LMS but not an LCMS.
Trust and the On-Demand Economy
DECEMBER 22, 2015
Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?
APRIL 18, 2016
But sometimes, the emergence of an innovative disruptive technology can help propel change forward. But much, much work remains to be done.